Tue, 01 Apr 2014
New study of Santa Barbara coastal ecosystem vulnerability
NOAA Climate Program Office's Coastal and Ocean Climate Applications (COCA) program and NOAA Sea Grant recently awarded two grants to conduct a coastal ecosystem vulnerability assessment in the Santa Barbara area. SBC investigators, Melack, Page, Reed and Dugan are working with lead investigator, Monique Myers, Sea Grant advisor, Scripps researchers Dan Cayan and Sam Iacobellis and USGS scientist, Patrick Barnard on the study which focuses on the vulnerability of key coastal ecosystems including watersheds, wetlands and beaches to climate change impacts. The researchers will work with city and county partners to develop a guidance document that informs climate adaptation planning.
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